General Announcement

There are some limited funds for permanent residents in some developing countries to participate in the two Bernoulli Society meetings taking place during 2010: The 28th European Meeting of Statisticians (Piraeus, Greece, August 17-22) and the 34th Conference on Stochastic Processes and their Applications (Osaka, Japan, September 6-10). For further details see the Information on the ISI's World Bank Fund.

Spread the word among colleagues and students: For 2010 Ph.D. students join Bernoulli Society for free and new members and post-docs obtain 50% reduced membership rate.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of the International Statistical Review on ENERGY STATISTICS. For more details see Call_for_Papers_EnergyStatistics.pdf.

David Ruppert, Cornell University, is the new editor of the Electronic Journal of Statistics (EJS), starting January 2010. EJS is an open access publication sponsored by the Bernoulli Society and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

The Latin American Regional Chapter of the Bernoulli Society announces and congratulates the winners of the 2009 CLAPEM edition of the Francisco Aranda-Ordaz award for the best Ph.D. theses written by Latin American students. The winners are:
In Probability, Sebastián Grymberg, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, for his thesis "Construcción y simulación perfecta de campos markovianos con splines", adviser Pablo Ferrari.
In Statistics, Maria da Gloria Abage de Lima, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, for her thesis "Essays on heteroskedasticity", adviser Francisco Cribari.
Both are invited speakers to present their works in the XI CLAPEM, in Caracas, Venezuela, November 1-6, 2009.

James R. Norris, Statistics Laboratory of the Centre for Mathematical Sciences in Cambridge, was elected as chair of the Committee for Conferences on Stochastic Processes for a two years term, starting January 2010.

As for August 1st 2009, Ada van Krimpen is the new Director of ISI and the new Executive Secretary of Bernoulli Society.

Richard A. Davis (Columbia) has accepted to be the new Editor-in-Chief of Bernoulli Journal, instead of Holger Rootzen (Göterborg) who ends his three year term by December 2009.

Vicky Fasen and Robert Steltzer (Munich) are the new editors of Bernoulli News, ending their two year term Eric Cator (Delft) and Erik Van Zwet (Leiden).

The Bernoulli Society Council approved to keep for the year 2010 the same membership fees as for 2009.

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